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Absentee, The

by Edgeworth

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The story of THE ABSENTEE is a very simple one- and concerns Irish landlords living in England- who ignore their natural duties and station in life and whose chief ambition is to take their place in the English fashionable world.\' (From Introduction)

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Title refers to Irish landlords in England, circa 1800.

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Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was the eldest daughter of an Anglo-Irish landholding family. Returning to Ireland from years in England at the age of fourteen, Maria involved herself with the management of her father's estate. She came to know the people and the country very well and wrote of it in her successful novels, including Castle Rackrent, Ennui, Ormond, and others.
Heidi Thomson is a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.



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